Designing an Herb Garden

March 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Gardening

Kitchen garden at Bolen residence

Image by Gardening in a Minute via Flickr

Planning an herb garden and then actually putting the plan in motion is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

Herbs surpass all other plants in their economic uses, medicinal qualities and their decorative advantages.

Furthermore, herbs aid in the control of many ordinary insect vermin in the garden because of their repulsive character that deflect damaging pests, which annihilate your vegetables and flowers.

Setting up the herb garden with just a few easy steps can be simple to do.

The location is imperative.

Choosing a location for the herb garden in important because it affects the growth patterns of the plants. The location place in the garden ought to be where there is accessible sunlight with a bare minimum of 5 – 7 hours per day of direct sunlight to the garden.

The location should not be under the shade of large trees and should be weed free. It should not be have other weeds or shrubs drawing all the nutrients from the soil and away from the herb plants in the garden.

Propinquity to the home is a huge concern. It should not be ignored for trouble-free harvest even in a hostile weather conditions.

Design an eye-catching design

Even though, the purpose for the herb garden is to supply with an accessible stock for the kitchen, do not forget to bestow value to the design for an artistic look commendable of admiration by all who see the herb garden.

Border the design in a way it will be set up on an outline. Plan how shorter plants will be set out and do the same with the taller ones.

The similar is true about the color array it ought to be correctly set to match the other plants establish on color model.

Making the garden more alluring, cementing the path will improve a bigger effect for easy maintaining of the area and for easy access in gathering the harvest.

Organize the area painstakingly

Prepare the soil properly, construct various beds or plots, remove the weeds, add the compost and mix completely with the top soil to assemble it and make nutritionally profuse. The plots should be well-prepared before planting.

The transplanting of seedlings

Just pinch the ends of the seedlings to promote a more growth to emerge to form a thicker growth pattern of the whole plant.

Set the plants arranged by height and color. The shorter plants ought to be planted towards the east so they will get enough of the sunlight and the taller plants ought to be placed towards the back.

Mulching and Maintaining Nutrition

After the herbs have established themselves, add some mulching materials around the plants. Fertilizing the plants about once a month in the growing period should help to keep the plant healthy and growing.

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